You know how much coffee means to me…
We do got a release date for the album (Mobile) and it be: 28 July.
Thanks very much to those of you who have contributed to the album manufacturing and press/pr costs via the crowd fund page (which has now closed). We got VERY NEARLY the full amount and so, with a bit of cleverness, we can still make it work.
Will be back in touch with a release date asap.
Must get on. Thank you again. Speak soon.
We’re getting towards the end of the crowdfunded campaign. Thanks if you’ve contributed and pre-ordered the record. Album packaging design being finished just now and I’m sorting out some more live dates.
Mobile will be with you in June. I don’t have a date yet, but as soon as I do I will let you know. There’s bound to be a launch gig or two.
Some info here, in this video, about the additional perks on offer at the Mobile album crowdfunding site.
Delighted to have been asked to open the show for Charlie Dore at Kingskerswell Parish Church, Newton Abbot on 20 May. I’ve been meaning to see Charlie, live, for a while now: might as well wait until you’re on the same bill, is what I always say.
Buy tickets here.
Kingskerswell is a great little venue with immaculate sound; I saw Emily Barker there last month. 20 May is also my Mum’s birthday: fact.
If you’re down Devon way, or can make the trip out, it would lovely to see you.
The campaign for Mobile is going great, by the way. THANK YOU to everyone who has contributed so far.
Please tell the others!!
New album campaign HERE
I wrote a song called ‘We’ve Got It All’ about counting your blessings: listing the good things and stating what you can do rather than lamenting what you can’t. Boo Hewerdine helped me with a little structural tweak. He doesn’t realise how much I LIVE for that kind of detailed gold dust. The job, from my point of view, of writing a song is to give the listener a journey they will enjoy that doesn’t require a map and to make it a journey they will want to take again. And to get my tangled heart down on paper with a melody all of its own.
Regular readers will know that I’m currently running a crowdfunder campaign to help pay for CD manufacture and a great press campaign for the album. I’d appreciate your help. Back it now, if you can.
That’s a statement by the way: not a question.
The first single, from the album Mobile, is out on iTunes on 14 Feb and it’s called We’ve Got It All. A song about counting your blessings; of which there are always many.
Snippet of another song, here, from the record. This song is all about a photograph my mum found of me and my dad. We’re sat on a trailer (he’s weirdly wearing a suit and a shirt and (kipper) tie) and I have a little toy plane in my hand…
Paul Blow is not only an incredible artist but he’s someone who appears to have an original take on nearly everything. I gave him a CDR of the new record to listen to and this is where it took him. I’m absolutely thrilled with it. Excited by it and proud to have it associated with my best work to date.